Nina Simone is one of those rare artists whose greatest work might have been her live recordings. A consummate interpreter of other-s songs, it was on live recordings that she really stretched out her sound and truly found her most powerful voice. This 1962 live recording was her 3rd live album for Colpix and the loose, swinging trio that backs her perfectly compliment her versions of classics like 'House of the Rising Sun', 'Bye Bye Blackbird', and Olatunji's 'Zungo'. A perfect live recording from one of the masters.
Recorded live at Carnegie Hall in early 1963 / in an intimate setting with her trio of guitar&bass&piano and of course with Nina herself at the piano / this live album is a beautiful piece of early, raw, and emotional material from one of the most unique voices of 20th century jazz and pop. Covering tracks from Leadbelly and Pete Seeger, to Johnny Mathis, old English traditional ballads, and Israeli folk tunes, Nina Simone always drew inspiration from the farthest possible reaches. As one of the finest interpreters of songs ever, this live recording is further proof of the genius of the one and only Nina Simone. Reiss... + INFO
Grabado en Londres en Mayo de 1985, aquĆ tenemos a la inigualable Nina Simone presentando clĆ”sicos como God, God, God, If You Knew, Mr. Smith, Fodder In Her Wings, Be My Husband, I Love You, Porgy o The Other Woman.
As noted above, the singer-songwriter and pianist Nina Simone came to prominence in the late 1950s after she signed to the Bethlehem label for her debut album, Little Girl Blue, which contained the breakthrough hit "I Loves You Porgy," as well as future anthem, "My Baby Just Cares For Me." Her subsequent move to Coolpix Records, the audio subsidiary of Columbia Pictures, allowed her near total artistic control of her material and her lengthy tenure with the company brought plenty of popular album releases. The 1966 oddity Nina With Strings was issued by Coolpix a couple of years after she left the company to begin rec... + INFO
The versatile singer, songwriter, pianist, musical arranger and civil rights activist Nina Simone was one of the most iconic of all jazz performers. Operating in a range of genres, from folk, blues and rhythm ' blues to pop, gospel and classical, Simone issued over 40 albums during a long and successful career, though bipolar disorder dramatically affected her later years. Born Eunice Kathleen Waymon in 1933, she was one of eight children in a poor black family raised in the small southern border town of Tryon, North Carolina, where her father was a reverend and her mother a Methodist minister< young Eunice began play... + INFO